Classic Threads: New York Mets

Piping and Pennant Contenders: 1982-1992

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Andrew D. Bernstein / Getty Images

During the Mets contender years, fans got to see a colorful arrangement of uniforms from the team. There was even alternate tops worn.

The 1982 home uniforms helped the Henley top survive one more season.

From 1983 to 1990, the white with blue pinstripe home jersey was a V-neck pullover. The front script and number color and layout stayed the same as past generations. The only thing added was the orange-blue-orange piping running up the sides and the sleeves of the uniform. A very eighties look.

By 1991 the uniform went to a button down top. The color and layout was still the same.

On the road jerseys from 1982 to 1986 the layout was the same as the home uniforms. The added piping gave the plain gray top some depth.

For the 1987 season, the team changed the script to “New York” in a blue with orange cursive font.

From the 1988 to 1992 season the font changed over to a thin sans serif script with a white outline around the letters and numbers. By this time the front number was dropped. The top went from a pullover to a button down in 1991.

There was also a blue alternate top worn. Very similar to the batting practice jerseys worn, they were made of a solid fabric, not mesh. The script and numbers were white with the orange outline.

The iconic Mets hat was the only style worn during this time.

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